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Origin and popularity of the name SCHAFFER

Origin

Schaffer : 1: German: occupational name for a steward or bailiff from an agent derivative of Middle High German schaffen ‘to manage’. It is also found in France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine) Hungary Denmark Czechia Slovakia and Slovenia; see also 3 below.2: South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) (Schäffer): variant of Schäfer (see Schaefer). It is also found in Hungary Denmark Czechia Slovakia and Slovenia. Compare Cheffer Schaeffer Shaeffer Shafer Shaffer and Sheaffer.3: Germanized form of Hungarian Sáfár Slovenian and Croatian Šafar or Šafer Czech Šafář or Šafer Slovak Šafár cognates of 1 above (see Safar).

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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Geographic distribution of the 43,071 individuals with the name SCHAFFER on Geneanet.

 

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    (343 individuals)
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